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Jan
19
comment How to print without yellow toner cartridge in a laser printer
The printer may not be able to print without yellow because of government mandated tracking information added to the page. I believe my Samsung adds yellow even when I specifically configure it for grayscale, because the yellow toner is depleting much faster than cyan or magenta. See seeingyellow.com
Jan
18
comment How can I get Windows to add the date in a .LOG file automatically?
@iglvzx is right, but I swear that we wrote our answers independently. I took 2 minutes to test the answer.
Jan
18
comment What are the dangers of having administrator privileges on my Mac?
@DanielBeck, sorry I don't have any direct evidence, I'm not a Mac user. I do know that recent contests to take over a machine have been won by someone attacking OS X. And surely there wouldn't be admin privileges if they weren't protecting something important, would there?
Jan
18
answered How can I get Windows to add the date in a .LOG file automatically?
Jan
18
comment What are the dangers of having administrator privileges on my Mac?
Malware makers have finally waken up to the fact that Macs are popular enough to be valid targets. Don't make their job easier.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
I'm confused about how physical density would enter into the deliberations - there's nothing about IP addresses that are limited geographically. P.S. Thanks for the XKCD link.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
@Dennis, I can't talk to someone who designed IPv6 but it seems the rationale for this decision would be documented somewhere or even be common knowledge for those that work with it. I'm a bit confused by the vote to close.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
@JdeBP, I agree completely - I was hoping an answer would surface that had some of that reasoning. Now that's never going to happen. Any chance of a reopen vote? I'm willing to edit the question if that would help.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
As long as I don't have 2.6 billion devices in my home, 64 bits would have been plenty.
Jan
18
revised Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
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Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
@ppumkin, obviously I wasn't clear in my question. 2.6 billion should indeed be enough, but they decided to go much much higher than that.
Jan
18
comment Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
@Moab, 64 would have been reasonable. Instead they chose 128???
Jan
18
asked Why does IPv6 use 128 bit addressing?
Dec
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Nov
29
comment Ubuntu within windows no access right to other partitions
Is this dual boot or a virtual machine?
Oct
28
comment Sort files in a directory
Using Windows explorer, select the last file then shift-click on the first file. This selects them in the proper order for the copy/move.
Oct
21
answered Why is 4.5GB of my RAM not recognised?
Oct
18
comment How do I rename a bunch of files in the Command Prompt?
There are very few people who would consider batch files "code".
Oct
14
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
20
awarded  Necromancer